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#567162 - 02/21/17 10:48 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Originally Posted By: WayWeGo
We just finished off the first half of our batch. Wow, did it get smooth!

I think I am going to wait at least another month before cracking the second bottle.

My wife kept asking me if I was sure that it had not spoiled. I told her with all that alcohol, there was no way anything was going to grow in there. grin


Will a batch be available for August?


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#567164 - 02/21/17 11:21 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: On Holiday]  
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Originally Posted By: On Holiday
Will a batch be available for August?


That might be arranged in exchange for some boat rides...

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#569264 - 09/25/17 02:57 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Ok, I'm resurrecting this one from the archieves so a few of us can make this together and compare notes......who's with me on this?


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#569265 - 09/25/17 03:07 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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By the way, I call dibs on Alton Brown's recipe.......


Ingredients

12 large eggs (pasteurized if you need peace of mind)
1 pound sugar
1 pint half-n-half
1 pint whole milk
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup Jamaican rum
1 cup cognac
1 cup bourbon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (plus more for serving)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

Separate the eggs and store the whites for another purpose.
Beat the yolks with the sugar and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl until the mixture lightens in color and falls off the whisk in a solid "ribbon."
Combine dairy, booze and salt in a second bowl or pitcher and then slowly beat into the egg mixture.
Move to a large glass jar (or a couple of smaller ones) and store in the fridge for a minimum of 2 weeks. A month would be better, and two better still. In fact, there's nothing that says you couldn't age it a year, but I've just never been able to wait that long. (And yes, you can also drink it right away.)
Serve in mugs or cups topped with a little extra nutmeg grated right on top.


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#569271 - 09/25/17 10:14 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Originally Posted by Parrott_head
Ok, I'm resurrecting this one from the archieves so a few of us can make this together and compare notes......who's with me on this?


I am game.

However, my attempts last year were so awful that I might switch to making a "Tom and Jerry" instead.

#569272 - 09/26/17 04:02 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I'm in.

In full disclosure, I still have a pint in the refrigerator from last December...

One thing that I think is strange in Alton Brown's recipe is the pint of milk, pint of heavy cream, pint of half-n-half. Why not just use three pints of half-n-half???



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#569274 - 09/26/17 05:47 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Originally Posted by WayWeGo
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One thing that I think is strange in Alton Brown's recipe is the pint of milk, pint of heavy cream, pint of half-n-half. Why not just use three pints of half-n-half???


In his write up available at a link I post earlier in this topic he says he is very picky about the texture or something like that and has found this blend has the best in his opinion....

My first step is that I do not have a glass pitcher large enough to do this with. So I bought a gallon jar of hot dill pickles and I'm eating two or three a day so I can wash and use the glass jar and lid they came in....


What's a "Tom and Jerry"?




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#569275 - 09/26/17 07:06 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Originally Posted by Parrott_head
In his write up available at a link I post earlier in this topic he says he is very picky about the texture or something like that and has found this blend has the best in his opinion....

I would love to see him tell the difference in a blind test unless it is a brand thing. Half-n-half is supposed to be half heavy cream and half whole milk. And if it isn't, I think I would prefer 3c milk and 3c cream anyway. YMMV!



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#569323 - 10/01/17 05:35 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Man, I am getting burned out on hot dill pickles.....


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#569339 - 10/03/17 11:07 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Are you sure that eggnog won't have a bite to it? I have had difficulty getting the taste from pickle jars out before using them for other foods...



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#569343 - 10/04/17 12:12 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Originally Posted by WayWeGo
Are you sure that eggnog won't have a bite to it? I have had difficulty getting the taste from pickle jars out before using them for other foods...


I use a glass jar. Scrub it well and soak in baking soda. Will use wax paper under the lid. I don't small anything.

I did find out that small bottle of booze only hold a little less than seven ounces of fluid...200 ML.....so I can either reduce all the ingredients by about 10% or just add more Jamaican Rum to make up for lack of bourbon an cognac,...


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#569348 - 10/04/17 07:55 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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.......and here is a batch of Alton Brown's recipe for eggnogg......about 40% booze.....



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#569355 - 10/05/17 01:45 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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My family is doubting the safety of drinking the eggnog I made almost 10 months ago. With that much alcohol, I don't see any way that something could grow in there. At this point, I am going to keep it until the holidays and compare to a new batch to see how the aging affects the taste.



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#569392 - 10/09/17 04:42 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Just made a new batch for the holidays, and have a pint from last year to compare with. This year's batch went into a beer growler for sharing with family, a pint that may be kept until next year, and a glass that I shared with my wife. Can't wait for the tasting. Stay tuned for the results...



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#569393 - 10/09/17 04:48 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Originally Posted by WayWeGo
One thing that I think is strange in Alton Brown's recipe is the pint of milk, pint of heavy cream, pint of half-n-half. Why not just use three pints of half-n-half???


On Alton Brown's website, I learned that half-n-half is actually 50% light cream and 50% whole milk, so that is why the interesting combination. The end result would be 50% whole milk, 33% heavy cream and 17% light cream.

I think I might go to 3 cups heavy cream and 3 cups whole milk next time I make this. The difference should be subtle and the mixture just slightly creamier.



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#569396 - 10/09/17 06:40 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I've been reading about the chemistry of Eggnog and WayWeGo is on to something. Also Eggnog can curdle if the proteins in the milk start to link up. The higher the fat content, the less likely it is to curdle.


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#569429 - 10/17/17 12:49 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I think I should have made a larger batch so I could have some now. Getting a taste last week when I made up this year's batch left me craving some NOW!

Have to be strong so I have enough to share with family during the holidays... nono



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#569767 - 12/12/17 12:44 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I am getting excited about tasting this year's batch against last years -- only a couple of weeks to go! I have been good so far and have not cracked open any jars since I made it a couple of months ago, especially since I liked it so much when first made.



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#569791 - 12/21/17 11:10 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Ok, a quick update.

I had a bit a week ago to see how it would affect me. There were no health issues. I will tell you right now, this is the best eggnog I have had. The flavor is more complex than commercial and the texture is creamy with being gummy. I shared some during an early Xmas dinner with all that wanted it. It was a hit. My elderly family members tried some and experienced no health issues either, which was a huge relief. I am taking it to a Christmas eve family get together to finish it off. If you have any interest at all in this type of cooking, give the Alton Brown recipe a try.


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#569796 - 12/21/17 01:12 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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PH, glad to hear you survived!

I will have about 3 quarts to share with family this year, one of which was made a year ago. Can't wait!



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